Friday 14 January 2011

Kenilworth School Newsletter 14 January 2011

I would like to congratulate our Year 11 students who have sat their GCSE English Language and a small number of them have already taken their GCSE Mathematics early. They have achieved excellent results and I hope that this will motivate them to carry on working hard and to achieve their full potential in the summer term. Our GCSE examination results in 2010 were our best ever and this was due largely to the hard work of the students, supported by dedicated and committed teachers in lessons and in booster classes. I see no reason why our current Year 11 students cannot perform just as well, if not better, as many of them are showing great signs of considerable potential.

This term we will be interviewing applicants for Castle Sixth Form to begin in
September and I hope that they will make a good impression at interview,
taking the opportunity to highlight their personal strengths and achievements
in Kenilworth over the last five years.

As you know, the Royal Wedding will be taking place on 29 th April and it will be
a Public holiday on that day. I understand that at least one other school has
moved one of their training days so that there is a three day break in that
week for pupils. I have considered moving our Training Day on 13 th April but
on consideration, it is better to keep it as it is (27 th and 28 th open to pupils)
because we do not have the flexibility of moving two training days to this week
without increasing our statutory allocation. It may create an additional
problem of having just one school day in the week of the Royal Wedding if we
were to add a training day to that week. In short, therefore, we will be having
a training day on 13 th April, as shown on our calendar, so the last day of term
for pupils will be on 12 th April. Pupils will be in school on 27 th and 28 th April
and from 3 rd May onwards.

I would like to take this opportunity to remind everyone about the potential
risks at the end of the school day and particularly around the car parks with
pupils and vehicles using the same drive. I would like pupils especially to be
careful when crossing roads as at times, pupils eagerly dash across roads and if
drivers are not attentive at all times, there could be an accident. We want to
create a safe community and so I ask everyone to be as vigilant as possible and
careful in their movements to and from school.
Thank you for your continued support.
Yours sincerely
H.H.S. Abbott

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